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Soriano Melts Down, Nats Blow Six-Run Lead

/vomits everywhere The Washington Nationals (57-46) led 6-0 in the sixth inning, but the Miami Marlins (52-53) scored seven runs in the game’s final three innings, including four off of Rafael Soriano, and grabbed the win, 7-6. With the utterly heartbreaking loss, the Nationals’ lead in the NL East is down to just a half game after the Atlanta Braves won earlier today. Not to...
Via The Nats Blog
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami 7, Washington 6; 28 July 2014 (Washington 57-46, Miami 52-53)

Photo Credit: sportschatpalace.com After winning two of three in Cincinnati, the Nationals headed to south Florida to finish the road trip against the competitive Marlins. Jordan Zimmermann took the mound Monday night, opposed by hard-throwing Marlins’ right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Zimmermann took a shutout into the seventh inning. Jayson Werth and Danny Espinosa had run-scoring...
Via DC Sports-Kings
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Jayson Werth exits with twisted ankle

Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth twisted his ankle as he was thrown out at second base attempting to stretch a single into a double in the seventh inning of Monday night's 7-6 loss the Miami Marlins (video here and below). Werth, who had gone 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI, was replaced in the bottom of the seventh by Nate McLouth. According to James Wagner...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who Would You Choose, Strasburg or Zimmermann?

  Photo Credit: blog.triblive.com   Let’s do an exercise. You’re general manager of a major league baseball team. You have two pitchers from which to choose. Which would you choose? Pitcher A is 28 years old. He’s under contract through 2015. Here are some of his career stats: 810.2 innings, 115 ERA+, 3.41 FIP, 1.179 WHIP, 3.84 K/BB ratio. Pitcher B is 26 years old. Eligible...
Via DC Sports-Kings
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dmitri Young has lost a ton of weight

Dmitri Young was known to many as “Da Meat” or “Da Meat Hook” during his 14-year MLB career. If you saw him now, you might not understand why. Young looks like a completely different person from the one that played 50 games with the Washington Nationals in 2008. The 40-year-old visited some of his former […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins series primer

If the Miami Marlins (51-53) want to make up ground in the standings, there is no better time than this week's homestand. Miami hosts the National League-leading Washington Nationals (57-45) for a three-game set fresh off a record-setting roadtrip in which the club went 6-1 with series victories over the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros. The Marlins have won four in a row, including...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington National minor league system Stats leaders (7/28)

It has been some time since we updated out Washington Nationals readers on the Washington Nationals minor league system statistical leaders.  So here we go . . . BATTING LEADERS: Doubles:  Matthew Skole (AA) 25, Randolph Oduber (A) and Wilmer Difo (A) 24,  Steve Souza (AAA) and Shawn Pleffner (A) 22 Triples:  Issac Ballou (A) 9, Wilmer Difo (A) 6, Emmanuel Burriss (AAA), Zack...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mudcats drop sixth straight, lose to Nationals 6-5

WOODBRIDGE, VA — A frustrating spell for the Carolina Mudcats continued Sunday as they fell to the Potomac Nationals 6-5 in eleven innings. Oscar Tejada’s walk off homer to left, his second long ball of the night, completed the series sweep for Potomac and handed the Mudcats their sixth consecutive defeat. Clayton Cook (2-4, 5.18) was tagged with the loss for his role in the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fister pitches Nats to 4-2 win over the Reds

The Washington Nationals received another stellar start from Doug Fister (10-2) as he tossed seven shutout innings to lead the Nationals to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds.  On the day, Fister threw 104 pitches and threw 76 strikes.  He only permitted three hits while fanning five batters.  Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless eighth inning from the bullpen.  Aaron Barrett allowed...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Grab Fourth Straight Series, Beat Reds

Ryan Zimmerman‘s injury may have felt like a big blow to the Washington Nationals‘ hopes, but the early returns without him are promising. The Nationals (57-45) capped off their fourth straight series win with a road victory over the Cincinnati Reds (rec) behind seven shutout innings from Doug Fister and four two-out RBIs, winning 4-2. Much like Saturday’s game, the bats...
Via The Nats Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington 4, Cincinnati 2; 27 July 2014 (Washington 57-45, Cincinnati 52-52)

Photo Credit: centerfieldgate.com The Nationals and Reds split the first two games of this weekend’s series. A pair of tall right-handers, Washington’s Doug Fister and Cincinnati’s Mat Latos, were the opposing hurlers on Sunday. Both picked up where Saturday’s hurlers left off. The Nationals broke through for multiple runs in the fifth, and held on through a furious Reds’...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nats asked after Beltre with Zimmerman absent

With Ryan Zimmerman out with a hamstring injury, two baseball sources revealed on Friday that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but the "Nationals were rebuffed" one of the sources said. Beltre, 35, is considered a solid defensive player and would have provided power missing during Zimmerman's absence. Entering Saturday's action...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dmitri Young Weight Loss Photos are Simply Stunning

Former MLB player Dmitri Young’s heaviest playing weight was 295 pounds, making him the third heftiest player in big league history. Young, aka Da Meathook, played for the Cardinals, Reds, Tigers and Nationals over 13 seasons and was always known as the heavy bearded guy until his official retirement in 2010. He was in attendance at the Nationals-Reds game in Cincinnati on Friday...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper steals a hit away from Reds’ Hamilton

It seems like that Washington Nationals are finally playing at their best. As of last night, the Nats have a 2.5 game lead on the Atlanta Braves with three games in hand. In the sixth inning, Bryce Harper helped keep the Nationals lead at 4-1. Tanner Roark threw a 0-1 fastball to Reds’ outfielder Billy Hamilton. Hamilton drove the ball to left field. Although the ball was tailing...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Dmitri Young looks like he’s half the man he use to be

Dmitri Young, former National (2007-08, '07 All-Star), is at GABP. He is literally half the man he used to be … pic.twitter.com/RO9cc8mhPO — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 25, 2014 Former Tigers slugger Dmitri Young who was once close to 300 lbs. during his days in Major League Baseball looks to be half that size if not more. Once known as the “D’MeatHook...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roark, Nats win 4-1, hand Reds seventh-straight loss

Tanner Roark won the final spot in Washington's rotation during spring training. Halfway through the season, he's the Nationals' top winner. Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings on Friday night, and Denard Span matched Cincinnati's hit total with his four singles, leading the Nationals to a 4-1 victory that extended their surge and the Reds' slump...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Matt Purke transferred to 60-day DL

The Washington Nationals transferred left-handed pitcher Matt Purke to the 60-day DL, activated outfielder Eury Perez from the DL and optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse. Purke underwent Tommy John surgery May 29, and is out for the season. Perez fractured his toe in April.Matt Purke (by Don De Jong)  via Wiki Commons Purke, 23, was the Rangers first round draft pick in 2009 but...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Dmitri Young shows off astounding weight loss

Ex-big leaguer Dmitri Young got a whole lot smaller, so much that he looks half the size he used to be. Young spent 13 seasons in the MLB, belting 171 home runs and hitting .292 for his career. He was even a two-time All-Star back in 2003 and 2008, and was always larger-than-life on the field. Young visited Great American Ball Park on Friday to catch a game between two of his former...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roark pitches Nats to opening series win over Reds

Tanner Roark (10-6) provided the Washington Nationals with a solid mound performance to lead the Nats to a 4-1 win over the Reds.  The Nationals have won five of their last six, while the Reds dropped the seventh straight game.  Roark threw 7 innings and scattered just 3 hits and 1 run while fanning 6 batter to earn his tenth win of the season. Offensively, the Nats compiled 12...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper’s diving catch to rob Billy Hamilton of an extra base hit

In the heat of the battle players react off instincts, forgetting about the risk of injury or re-aggravating an injury. That was the case for Washington Nationals’ outfielder Bryce Harper, who threw caution to the wind for a diving catch to rob Cincinnati Reds’ Billy Hamilton of an extra-base hit considering Hamilton’s speed. Your browser does not support iframes. Bryce Harper...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Jayson Werth dealing with sore knee

The Washington Nationals enter a weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds coming off a 6-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Denard Span went 4-for-5 with two runs scored in the loss, which dropped the Nationals to 55-44, a game and a half ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. There is a bit of concern on the injury front, as right fielder Jayson ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds return home in hopes of better fortunes

A number of Washington Nationals are enjoying success at the plate, while the Cincinnati Reds are searching for answers with the club on the brink of its longest losing streak in five years. The Nationals look to stay hot Friday night despite Ryan Zimmerman's injury when they visit Cincinnati, where the Reds' Alfredo Simon looks for his major league-leading 13th victory....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Minor Leaguers With Rising Stocks

With July well underway, the Minor League Baseball season is down to its stretch run. At this point many of the Washington Nationals’ prospects have defined their seasons. To provide a snapshot of the surprises in the farm system, the Federal Reserve has listed a trio of players who have boosted their stock the most. Note that I have omitted those who were consensus Top 10 prospects...
Via The Nats Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Will Try Anything At This Point

Bryce Harper’s new “stack and jack” batting stance has been working. Since changing to it on July 18, he was 7-for-13 with one of his three home runs of the season coming into last night’s game. But then he decided to add a new wrinkle to it — some sort of batter’s box shuffle. I have no idea what this is; I have never seen anyone do this. It didn’t work, and resulted...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Barrett And Brandon Barnes Engage In Good Ol’ Standoff

Aaron Barrett and Brandon Barnes engage in a battle of wits and great fortitude in a good ol’ ballpark standoff. You will have to watch the clip until the end to see which baseball royalty is crowned the most stubborn. Your browser does not support iframes. The post Aaron Barrett And Brandon Barnes Engage In Good Ol’ Standoff appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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